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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Appliantology Newsletter, November 2005

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1. New Look and Feel

2. New Blog Posts During October

3. The Samurai Appliance Repair Forums

4. Got Parts?

Fixitnow.com. You can read about all the details in this post but what I want to emphasize here are the key changes in the site as they affect your efficiently finding the appliance repair information you need.

First thing is the new site search box, on the top right-hand side, just below the logo. This is a built-in search engine, not a third-party Yahoo or Google search. That means it's much more detailed, comprehensive, and up-to-date than a third-party search utility could ever be. Use it! Alot! You can start with a specific search term, such as "Kenmore model 417.36465 dryer will not get hot." If you don't get any results or nothing answers your question, then zoom out to more general search terms such as, "dryer no heat."

Just below the site search utility in the right-hand sidebar is the LivePerson box. If I'm online, you'll see a face in the box. Click it and I can help you find stuff. For more detailed help, start a new topic in the repair forum. In fact, that's the first of the three main sections just below the LivePerson box. Let's go ahead and talk about those.

You'll find the three sections immediately below the LivePerson box to be particularly illuminating. They are:

1) The Awesome Do-It-Yourself Forums

The first section is a link to the World-Famous Samurai Appliance Repair Forums where you'll get personalized help from myself and other master appliance techs who can help you troubleshoot and repair any major appliance.

2) Appliance Troubleshooting Help

This is a list of links by appliance to the repair help section of our parts partner's website. They have lots of great illustrations, diagrams, and diagnostic information at their site and you can turn around and buy the part right there. Hey, why reinvent the wheel?

3) Key Pages

These are static pages (i.e., non-blog pages) with commonly sought-after information.

Just below this is the section of Post Categories. Here, you can browse all the posts in a category, such as "Dryer Repair," "Washer Repair," etc.

Another change is that future non-appliance repair posts, such as my libertarian rants, Hillstomping Updates, and philisophical ramblings will be posted in my new personal blog, The Zenzoid Files. If you get bored jamming bamboo splints under your toe nails, come check out the train wreck at http://www.zenzoidman.com.

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October archive. Here's another cool feature of WordPress, the new publishing software I'm using for Fixitnow.com: the monthly archive pages contain summaries of each post during that month, not the complete, full-length post, a la Blogger, my old publishing system. While skimming the archive page, just click on the title to read the full article.

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Samurai Appliance Repair Forums are rockin'. Here are a few summary stats on the forum for the month of October:

Visitors, total: 2,266

Visitors per day (average): 73

New Posts: 2,705

New Posts per day (average): 87

Lots of folks are going to the repair forum and getting stuff fixed. And they should. It truly is the premiere appliance repair forum on the web with an unrivalled lineup of master appliance techs from all over the world who donate their time to help grasshoppers with their vexing appliance problems.

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3) My website and repair forum survive because do-it-yourselfers like you buy their replacement parts through my affiliate links. Whether you buy the parts through my parts links or go directly to my parts partner, RepairClinic, it doesn't cost you any extra, the only difference is that if you go through my links, I get a small commission on the sale. Hey, a few pennies here, a few pennies there and before you know it, I have enough money for a bomber can of Bud.

But, in addition to the foregoing, they really do have some very good repair information over there. For your convenience (because that is all ever think about), I've included the list of links to the appliance repair troubleshooting sections at RepairClinic:

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Finally I just want to thank you for visiting Fixitnow.com and making it a part of your Internet experience. There are bizzillions of websites out there and I'm glad you found ours!

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